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Wilbur E. Mullen (October 12, 2014)

Wilbur E. Mullen of Greenville, OH died peacefully at the age of 96 on Sunday, October 12. He is survived by his wife of nearly 62 years, Lena Belle Olwin Mullen, their daughters Joan (Tom) Mullen Woods of Portland, OR, Jacquelyn (Bill) Morrissey of Anchorage, AK, Judy (Mitch) Roth of Greenville, OH and Jeanne (Jim Lunt) Mullen of Berkeley, CA, his grandchildren Moya Woods, Haley Morrissey, Benjamin (Megan) Hart, Michelle Hart, Allyson (Nate) King, Ashlynn Roth, Morgan Lunt and Tobias Lunt, his great-grand-daughters Ella Hart and Addison Hart, his sisters Janet (William) Hoffman of Windber, PA and Winifred Donaldson of Goodlettsville, TN, his sister-in-law Mardell Mullen of Davidsville, PA and his many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by brothers Edgar and Gerald Mullen.

Wilbur was born in Windber, PA, the son of Nellie Johns Mullen and John Edward Mullen and as a young man, began upon his path of peacemaking and Christian service. A lifelong member of the Church of the Brethren, Wilbur participated in volunteer work camps in Europe and Civilian Public Service. He graduated from Manchester College in Peace Studies, earned a Master’s Degree in Social and Technical Assistance from Haverford College and became an ordained minister in 1954. He worked in various capacities in Europe and in the US with Brethren Volunteer Service and on the Brethren Service Commission, World Ministries Commission of the Church of the Brethren General Board in Elgin, IL, before moving to Greenville in 1972 to join the administration at the Brethren Retirement Community. As CEO he shepherded the BRC through bankruptcy and restructuring, allowing the Home to strengthen and thrive.

Wilbur was a longtime member of the Rotary Club of Greenville and served within numerous church, community and professional organizations. In 2010, he was named Outstanding Senior Citizen of Darke County and was inducted into the Ohio Senior Citizens Hall of Fame the following year. Always active, Wilbur delighted in challenging anyone of any age to a game of tennis, racquetball, handball, golf, pool or corn hole and in later years, Wii bowling, utterly delighting in the camaraderie and sport. He devoted his life to serving others, fostering connections and tolerance between people and furthering peace.

A celebration of Wilbur’s life will be held in the months ahead. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to On Earth Peace, www.onearthpeace.org, P.O. Box 188, New Windsor, MD 21776-0188 or the Resident Aid Fund of the Brethren Retirement Community, www.bhrc.org, Brethren Retirement Community, Department of Fund Development, 750 Chestnut St., Greenville, OH 45331. Arrangements are under the direction of Zechar Bailey Funeral Home in Greenville, Ohio. Condolences for the family may be expressed through www.zecharbailey.com

Freda Mae Brandon (October 14, 2014)

Freda Mae Brandon age 95, of Versailles, Ohio passed away at 5:30 A.M. on Tuesday, October 14, 2014 at Liberty Nursing Center in Beavercreek, Ohio. Freda was born March 26, 1919 in Piqua, Ohio to the late Leonard & Edna (Supinger) Hess.

Freda is survived by her sons & daughters-in-law, Jeff & Arvilla Brandon of Arcanum and Jim & Marlene Brandon of Beavercreek; daughter & son-in-law, Joyce & Keith Arnett of Laura; 9 grandchildren and 25 great-grandchildren; brother & sister-in-law, Edward & Donna Hess of Union City, Ohio; and numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, Freda was also preceded in death by her husband, Cyril Brandon whom she married June 12, 1937 and was the former Police Chief of Versailles; daughter, Janet E. Helsel; granddaughters, Michelle Apple, Sheryl Apple Helsel Wright, Deanna Brandon Redder and Alyssa Neff; brothers, George, James and Richard Hess; and sisters, Zella Huffman and Joan Madry.

Freda was a homemaker and formerly worked at Subler Transfer in Versailles, Union City Body Company in Union City, Indiana and the Holiday Inn in Troy. Freda attended the Living Waters Ministries in Versailles and was a former member of the Versailles Order of Eastern Star.

A funeral service will be held at 2:00 P.M. on Friday, October 17, 2014 at Bailey Zechar Funeral Home in Versailles. Burial will follow in Miami Memorial Park in Covington. The family will receive friends on Friday from 12:00 to 2:00 P.M. at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Dayton. Condolences for the family may be expressed through www.zecharbailey.com

Helen M. Hanes (October 13, 2014)

Helen M. Hanes, age 87 of Greenville, Ohio passed away at 9:00 A.M. Monday October 13, 2014 at the Brethren Retirement Community Greenville, Ohio. Helen was born April 17, 1927 Union City, Ohio and the daughter of the late Howard and Mae (Robinson) Kester.

Helen graduated in 1945 from Jackson High School in Union City, Ohio. She retired from Mississinawa Valley School’s in 1989, after 22 years of service as a school aid. Helen along with her husband were farmers in the Union City, Ohio area where she enjoyed staying active with the family farm. Helen was involved in many organizations and councils including: Darke County Farm Bureau, Ohio Farm Bureau Camping Committees, Darke County 4-H organizations and was a member of Hillgrove Church and recently attended First Methodist Church of Greenville. She also enjoyed volunteering with many Darke County community service organizations as well. Helen especially enjoyed attending her family’s activities at the schools, sporting events and certainly at The Great Darke County Fair.

Helen was preceded in death by her loving husband of 65 years Donald. Also, brother Lowell Kester & sister Wanda Kester Furby.

She is survived by sons David (Vickie) Hanes, James (Amy) Hanes both of Union City, Ohio and John (Diane) Hanes of Elkhart, IN. Also, grandchildren Chris (Nikki) Hanes, Nick (Sheri) Hanes, Heather (Jason) Manning, Josh (Nicia) Hanes, Dan (Amy) Hanes, Joe (Mary) Hanes, Jennie (Chris) Merry, Jamy Hanes and Fiancé Zach Friend, Samuel Hanes, Vincent Hanes, Aubrey Hanes: Great-Grandchildren Harley Hanes, Caden Hanes, Cole Hanes, Hadley Hanes, Riely Hanes, Quentin Hanes, Lucas Merry, James Merry, Belle Merry, Alexa Hanes, Olivia Hanes, Chloe Hanes, Reed Hanes, Morgan Hanes, Lane Manning, Shelby Manning, Colby Manning, Brennan Manning, Mackenzie Hanes and Jacob Hanes; Sister Katie (Henry Jr.) Runkle, Sister In-law Bernettia (late Lowell) Kester & Sister In-law Marilyn (John) Hanes Irvine.

Funeral Services will be held at 10:00 A.M. Friday October 17, 2014 in the Zechar Bailey Funeral Home Greenville, Ohio with Pastor Angela Meeks officiating. Burial will follow in the Greenville Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 5:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M on Thursday in the funeral home.

It is the wishes of the family that Memorial Contributions be given to State of the Heart Hospice of Darke County or Darke County 4-H Foundation 603 Wagner Ave., Greenville, Ohio 45331.

Condolences for the family may be sent to www.zecharbailey.com

Ruth E. (Jarrett) Osborne (October 12, 2014)

Ruth E. (Jarrett) Osborne, 88 of Greenville, Ohio, passed away Sunday, October 12, 2014 at Reid Hospital in Richmond, Indiana,

She was born October 12, 1926 in North Belle Vernon, PA, daughter of the late Orlan D. and Helen (Baird) Jarrett. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband Ernest C. "Ozzie" Osborne, whom she married on July 13, 1946; daughters, Karen L. and Jennifer A. Osborne; sisters, Hazel Cantarell and Eleanor Hughes; brother, Robert Jarrett

Ruth had been employed in the past at Jamesway and Harts department stores, as a merchandiser for American Greetings, and a co-owner of The Flatlands General Stores in Rossburg, Ohio. She was currently employed at Wayne Health Care where she has been active for many years in the Wayne Hospital Auxiliary as the Reception Desk Coordinator.

She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Marsha and Michael Bowman of Rossburg; son, Richard Osborne of Los Angeles, CA; granddaughter and husband, Sadie Bowman and Joe Bourgingon of Portland, OR; grandsons, Zane Bowman of Flagler Beach, FL and Wyatt Bowman of Portland, OR; and several nieces and nephews.

Memorial services will be held at 3 PM Thursday, October 16, 2014 at the Oliver-Floyd Funeral Home in Greenville. Burial will follow in the St. Marys Catholic Cemetery.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 2 PM till the time of services. The family request the memorial contributions be given to Wayne Hospital Auxiliary 835 Sweitzer Street Greenville, OH 45331 or American Diabetes Association.

Condolences by be left for the family at www.oliverfloyd.com

Joanne Marcia Lear (October 11, 2014)

Joanne Marcia Lear, age 78 of Greenville, Ohio passed away Saturday October 11, 2014 in the emergency room of Wayne Healthcare Center Greenville, Ohio. Joanne was born April 24, 1936 in Darke County, Ohio and the daughter of the late Bernard and Ruby (Ashman) Swank.

Joanne was a 1954 graduate of Greenville High School where she was a varsity cheerleader and then attended Miami University where she studied business and education.

She met her husband Raymond Lear at Miami University and they became a “Miami Merger” and were married October 26, 1957.

Joanne and Raymond settled in Greenville in 1960 where Joanne gave birth to two sons Randy and Rob in April of 1960 and March of 1963 respectively.
Her two boys were her passion and together with Ray they raised them to graduate as “Fighting Green Waves”. During those years Joanne was instrumental in supporting school spirit and extracurricular activities with great vigor.

In addition to raising a family and supporting Raymond’s career, she worked as a substitute teacher and as an employment counselor for the Council on Rural Services. She was also a big supporter of D.E.C.A. for a number of years and was very active in tennis, golf and exercising.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a sister Beverly and a brother Steve.

Joanne is survived by her husband of 57 years Raymond H. Lear of Greenville. Also son Randy and wife Patty of Medina, Ohio and their children Samuel, Grace and Tommy; son Robert and wife Wendy of Jupiter, Florida and their 3 daughters Taylor, Brittany and Morgan; sisters Norma (Jack) Unland of Greenville, Cheryl (Ned) Denlinger of Englewood, Ohio, and Linda Deeter of Greenville, sister In law Dorothy Greenawald of Charlotte, NC., as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

A Celebration of Joanne’s Life Service will be held at 2:30 P.M. Wednesday October 15, 2014 in the Zechar Bailey Funeral Home 1499 N. Broadway Greenville, Ohio with Pastor Peter Menke officiating. The family will receive friends on Wednesday from 1:00 P.M. until time of the services in the funeral home.

Condolences for the family may be sent to www.zecharbailey.com

Norbert “Norb” G. Goubeaux (September 1, 2014)

Norbert “Norb” G. Goubeaux, age 67, of Columbus, OH passed away at 2:15 PM on Monday September 1, 2014 at Riverside Methodist Hospital in Columbus, OH. He was born February 14, 1947 in Versailles, OH to the late Cletus and Dorothy Goubeaux.

Norbert was a veteran of the Vietnam War where he earned several medals, including the Vietnamese Service Medal and the Vietnamese Campaign Medal. He proudly served as a Corporal in the United States Marine Corps and earned several commendations and medals in the Motor Vehicle department including, Presidential Unit Commendation Ribbon, Meritorious Unit Commendation Medal, and the National Defense Service Medal. In 1981, Norbert began his business Juno Custom Remodelers in the Columbus area. He took great pride in his work and in making his customers’ homes beautiful. Norbert loved spending time with his family, talking politics, and enjoyed working on projects with his son-in-laws.

Norbert is survived by his daughters, Melissa (Kevin) Writesel and Michelle (Brian) Woods; their mother, Judith Goubeaux; grandchildren, Sean, Collin, and Kylie; sisters, Melva Barga and Diane Carter; brothers, Leonard Goubeaux, Ivan Goubeaux, and Wayne Goubeaux; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his brother, Edward Goubeaux; sister in law, Ruth Goubeaux; and brother in law, Gene Barga.

A memorial service to honor his life will be held at 2:00 PM on Friday, October 24th, 2014 at Bailey Zechar Funeral Home in Versailles with Rev. Fr. Jim Simons officiating with Military Honors conducted by the Versailles Veteran’s Honor Guard. The family will receive friends on Friday from 1:00 to 2:00 P.M. at the funeral home. Condolences for the family may be expressed through www.zecharbailey.com

Veronica Lynn (Sam) Fields (October 9, 2014)

Veronica Lynn (Sam) Fields, 58, of New Madison, Ohio, passed away on October 9, 2014 at her residence. Sam was born in Winchester, Indiana on April 21, 1956 to Mable Bricker of New Madison and the late Vernon Fields.

Sam was employed at Laux Farm Seed Services. She graduated from Winchester High School in 1974. Sam loved her Lord and spending time with family.

In addition to her father, Sam is preceded in death by her dog "Indy".

Sam is survived by her mother; sisters, Connie (Tody) Tyler of MI and April (Tom) Newton of Tipp City, Ohio; nieces and nephews, Abby (Michael) Less, Michael (Becca) Colamarino, Lena Colamarino, Sarah Colamarino, Westin Newton, Paul Tyler and Mark Tyler.

A celebration of life service will be held at 11 AM on October 13, 2014 at Hollansburg Christian Church, Hollansburg, Ohio with Pastor Toby Tyler, Eric Laux and Pastor Joe Hanna officiating. Friends may visit one half hour before services also at the church. Burial will follow in the Weimer Cemetery in Saratoga, Indiana. Family request memorial contributions be given to Victory World Missions.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.braundpope.com. Services entrusted to Braund Pope Funeral Home in New Madison.

Basil C. Subler (October 8, 2014)

Basil C. Subler age 98, of Versailles, Ohio passed away at 2:30 P.M. on Wednesday, October 8, 2014 at Upper Valley Medical Center in Troy. Basil was born July 12, 1916 in Darke County, Ohio to the late Felix Edward & Estella (Bulcher) Subler.

Basil is survived by his wife of 76 years, Annabel M. (Apple) Subler whom he married August 20, 1938; son & daughter-in-law, James & Diana Subler of Versailles; grandchildren, James Subler Jr. of Greenville, Ohio, Shane Subler of Bethesda, Maryland, Lucas Subler of Versailles and Lauren Subler of Columbus; great-grandchildren, Ryan Subler and Nathan Subler; half-brother, John E. & Isabella Subler of Versailles; half-sister, Doris Monnin of Versailles; and numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, Basil was also preceded in death by his sons, Wayne Subler in infancy and John K. Subler; brothers, Carl and Kenneth Subler; sister, Alverda Bohman; and half-sister, Mary Ann Berger.

Basil served in the U.S. Army during WWII. Basil was inducted into the Army on August 10, 1943. On August 7, 1944 he landed in Omaha Beach and was attached to General Patton’s 3rd Army. Basil fought in 4 Campaigns, Northern France, Rhineland, Ardennes and Central Europe. Basil received 4 Bronze Stars for his service to his Country. Basil worked in the Trucking Industry for over 50 years. He retired in 1980 as Vice President of Subler Transfer in Versailles. Basil was a member of St. Denis Catholic Church in Versailles and served as Grand Knight of the Knights of Columbus. Basil served on the Versailles School and Library Boards for 8 years, served as former Commander of the Versailles V.F.W., Past Chairman of Versailles Poultry Days in 1969 and Charter member of the Versailles Eagles.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 A.M. on Monday, October 13, 2014 at St. Denis Catholic Church in Versailles with Rev. Fr. James Simons celebrant. Burial will follow in St. Valbert Cemetery in Versailles with Military Honors conducted by the Versailles Veteran’s Honor Guard. The family will receive friends on Sunday from 2:00 to 6:00 P.M. and Monday morning from 9:00 to 10:00 A.M. at Bailey Zechar Funeral Home in Versailles. Memorial contributions may be made to State of the Heart Hospice or Hospice of Miami County. Condolences for the family may be expressed through www.zecharbailey.com

Neva I. Onkst (October 9, 2014)

Neva I. Onkst age 97, of Greenville, Ohio passed away at 10:45 A.M. on Thursday, October 9, 2014 at Rest Haven Nursing home in Greenville. Neva was born December 30, 1916 in Darke County, Ohio to the late Carl B. & Nova G. (Lecklider) Wagner.

Neva is survived by her children, Beverly Lees of Greenville, Gerald & Patty Onkst of Greenville, Robert Onkst of Indianapolis, Indiana and Christopher & Linda Onkst of Greenville; grandchildren, Charnell Hough, James Brenner, James Onkst, Julie Deason, Johnny Onkst, Denise Saunders, Tammy Gantt, Rex Edward Onkst, Sandra Onkst Rehmert and Patrick Onkst; and numerous great-grandchildren and great-great grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, Neva was also preceded in death by a son, James Onkst; daughters-in-law, Marjorie Onkst and Pat Onkst; and a stillborn granddaughter, Teresa Onkst.

Neva retired in 1983 from Wayne hospital in Greenville where she was a nurse’s aide for 25 years. Neva was a member of Trinity Wesleyan Church in Greenville.

A funeral service will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Tuesday, October 14, 2014 at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home in Greenville with Rev. Elwood Stuart officiating. Burial will follow in Greenville Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Tuesday from 9:00 to 11:00 A.M. at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Trinity Wesleyan Church in Greenville. Condolences for the family may be expressed through www.zecharbailey.com

Sheryl “Sherry” Kay Pass-Gallagher (October 8, 2014)

Sheryl “Sherry” Kay Pass-Gallagher, age 64 of Bradford, Ohio passed away at 3:25 P.M. Wednesday October 8, 2014 at her residence in Bradford. She was born February 15, 1950 in Elizabeth City, North Carolina and the daughter of Eileen R. (Jones) Altenberger of Greenville, Ohio and the late George E. Altenberger Sr.

Sherry was the owner and operator of her own quilting business, known as Garden Gate Cottage Quilting for 10 years, retiring in 2013. Prior to that she had been employed with several other businesses.

Sherry was a member of the Episcopal Church Women’s Group in Greenville, a former member of Rosalie Hoover’s Quilting Class and the Greenville Quilting Club.

In addition to her father, she is preceded in death by her brother George E. Altenberger Jr.

Sherry’s survivors, in addition to her mother are her husband Michael Dennis Gallagher of Bradford. They were married November 20, 1993. Also children Tisha (Richard) Lalley of Cincinnati, Christian M. Pass of Arcanum, Maureen Suttman of Union and Sean (Diane) Gallagher of Vandalia; 5 grandchildren; 1 great grandchild; brother Dana (Judy) Altenberger of Virginia; sister Anita (Tommy) Welch of Shattuck, Oklahoma; sister in law Jerri Altenberger of Greenville and numerous nieces and nephews.

There will be a Memorial Gathering on Monday October 13, 2014 from 6:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. in the Zechar Bailey Funeral Home Greenville, Ohio.

In lieu of flowers the family would like Memorial Contributions given to the Cancer Association of Darke County.

Condolences for the family may be sent to www.zecharbailey.com

Kenneth Jay “Kenny” Lane (October 6, 2014)

Kenneth Jay “Kenny” Lane, age 69, of Greenville, Ohio, passed away on Monday, October 6, 2014 at 5:33 PM at his residence. He was born on September 17, 1945 in Union City, Indiana, to his late father Kenneth Oliver Lane and late mother and step father Pauline (Beam) & Orval Leaver.

He is survived by his wife, Carla (Phillips) Lane of Greenville; son and daughter in law, Cody & Brianna Lane of Greenville; daughters and sons in law, Kela & Eric Plamper of Medina, Ohio, and Vicki Lyn & Jamie Reed of Columbus, Ohio; grandchildren, Josef, Natalie and Oliver Plamper and Olivia and Sophia Reed; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Kenny was a member of the United States Army serving in the Vietnam War. He worked at Union City Body Company and Workhorse in Union City. He loved fishing, hunting and most of all being with his grandkids that referred to him as their Pappoo. He helped fix Fort Greenville and was a member of the Moose Lodge.

There will be a memorial gathering held on Friday, October 10, 2014 from 5-8 PM at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home, Greenville, Ohio. It is the wishes of the family that memorial contributions are given to the Wounded Warrior Project.

Condolences for the family may be sent to www.zecharbailey.com

Paul N. Kaufman (October 5, 2014)

Paul N. Kaufman, 97, of Greenville and formerly Troy, passed away Early Sunday morning, October 5, 2014, at Reid Hospital in Richmond, IN.

He was born July 25, 1917, in Springfield, OH, son of the late Pearl and Ola Elsie (Norton) Kaufman. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his step mother, Louise Kaufman; his first wife, Janet (Westerling) Kaufman; his second wife of over 50 years, Mildred “Midge” (Hagaman) Kaufman; a brother, Ray Kaufman; and sisters, Martha Estey and Ruth May.

Paul was a veteran of the US Army having served in WWII. He had worked most his life for Bridgestone (the former Dayton Tire and Rubber). He was a member of the New Hope Lutheran Church in Dayton. He was an avid golfer and bowler.

He is survived by his children, Ann Bailey and Tom Kaufman; 3 grandchildren, 3 great grandchildren, and 7 great great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

A graveside service with full military honors will be held at 11 a.m., Wednesday, October 15 at the Riverside Cemetery Chapel in Troy with Pastor Eric Knight officiating.

There will be no public visitation. The family requests that memorial contributions be given to State of the Heart Hospice, 1350 N. Broadway, Greenville, OH 45331.

Arrangements have been entrusted with the Oliver-Floyd Funeral Home in Greenville, OH.

Condolences may be left for the family at www.oliverfloyd.com

Barbara Colleen Brickler (October 6, 2014)

Barbara Colleen Brickler, age 80, of Gettysburg, Ohio, passed away on Monday, October 6, 2014 at 1:05 AM at the Brethren Retirement Community, Greenville, Ohio. She was born on July 29, 1934 in Darke County, Ohio, to the late Ralph & Maude (McKinney) Hubler.

She is survived by her children, Roxanne B. & Larry Hill of Cordova, Tennessee, William R. & Velma Brickler Jr. of Gettysburg, Sherry L. & Donald Mong of East Greenwich, Rhode Island and Johnnie L. & Carrie Simons of Greenville; grandchildren, Erin N. Telford, Kye W. Lamn, Derrick J. Mong, Ryan T. Simons, Amber Seibel, Tasha Seibel and Ashley Seibel; 17 great-grandchildren; siblings, Jim Hubler of TN, Carol Brown of AR, Joan Parks of TX and Norma Gettinger of IN; numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by her husband, William R. “Bill” Brickler Sr. and siblings, Murle Hubler, Frank Hubler, Bobby Hubler, Don Hubler, Evelyn Plank, Dorothy Ray and Evelyn Frey.

Barbara was retired from Corning after 30 years of service and then worked at Neff Lettering in Greenville. She loved bowling, knitting, crocheting and quilting. She was a member of the Moose Lodge and some Corning Retirement Groups.

There will be a service held on Saturday, October 18, 2014 at 2:30 PM at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home, Greenville, Ohio, with Pastor Terry Haworth officiating. Burial will follow in the Stelvideo Cemetery, Stelvideo, Ohio. Family will receive friends on Saturday, October 18, 2014 from 12:30-2:30 PM at the funeral home.

It is the wishes of the family that memorial contributions are given to State of the Heart Hospice. Condolences for the family may be sent to www.zecharbailey.com

Gloria Jean Coulter (October 4, 2014)

Gloria Jean Coulter, age 67 of Greenville, Ohio passed away at 8:28 P.M. Saturday October 4, 2014 at the State of the Heart Hospice Care Center Greenville, Ohio. Gloria was born October 30, 1946 in Greenville, Ohio and the daughter of Theresa V. (Powell) Hosbrook of Greenville and the late Basil R. Hosbrook.

Gloria loved to play bingo.

Survivors in addition to her Mother are her children Robert (Frankie) Hosbrook of Greenville, Valerie Coulter of Missoula, Montana and Dennis Coulter of Missoula, Montana; grandchildren Breawnna Barnes, Logan Hosbrook, Dyllon Hosbrook and Brooklynn Hosbrook; sisters Diana Sleppy of Greenville, Christine Delaney of Florida and Carol (Jeff) Hosbrook- Cole of Monroe, Ohio as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 2:00 P.M. Friday October 10, 2014 in the Zechar Bailey Funeral Home Greenville, Ohio. The family will receive friends 1 hour prior to the Service on Friday in the funeral home.

It is the wishes of the family that Memorial Contributions be given to State of the Heart Hospice of Darke County.

Condolences for the family may be sent to www.zecharbailey.com

Harvey H. “Junior” Becraft (October 4, 2014)

Harvey H. “Junior” Becraft, age 58, of North Star, Ohio, passed away on Saturday, October 4, 2014 at 8:04 PM at State of the Heart Hospice Care Center, Greenville, Ohio. He was born on August 3, 1956 in Springfield, Ohio, to the late Harve & Norma Jean (Cultice) Becraft.

He is survived by his wife, Angela (Huber) Becraft of North Star, whom he married on July 18, 1984; step daughters, April (Jim) Ballard of Huber Heights and Tiffany (Joshua) Roop of Wapakoneta; sons, Shawn (Fiancée Joshlin) Becraft of North Star, Shane (Andrea) Becraft of Greenville and Christopher Becraft of North Star; grandchildren, Kaylee, Lydia, Novalee, Katelynn, Scarlett, Bryce, Mackenzie, Jordan and Austin; siblings, Floyd Becraft of PA, Rick Becraft of Springfield, Shyanne Griffin of Springfield, and Rose Davis of Springfield; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles.

There will be no service. Arrangements are under the direction of Zechar Bailey Funeral Home, Greenville, Ohio. Condolences for the family may be sent to www.zecharbailey.com

Richard Emil Janson (October 1, 2014)

Richard Emil Janson, age 51 of Greenville, Ohio passed away at 4:38 A.M. Wednesday October 1, 2014 at his residence in Greenville. Richard was born December 24, 1962 in Lodi, Ohio and the son of Janet (Krebs) Janson of Greenville and the late Robert E. Janson who passed away September 14, 1998.

Richard was a former member of the Radio Controlled Airplane Club and St. Mary’s Catholic Church, both of Greenville.

In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by a sister Linda J. Janson in 1985 and an Uncle John Krebs.

Survivors, in addition to his mother are his son Ian Richard Janson of Osgood; brother David W. (Melinda) Janson of Piqua; sister Carol Ann Janson of Versailles; nephews Joseph Robert Janson and Dustin Robert Janson; niece Rachel Janson and special friend Deana Jett.

A Memorial Mass will be held at 10:30 A.M. Wednesday October 8, 2014 in the St. Mary’s Catholic Church 233 West Third Street Greenville, Ohio with Rev. Father John R. White celebrating. Burial will follow in the St. Mary’s Church Cemetery.

It is the wishes of the family that Memorial Contributions be given to the State of the Heart Hospice of Darke County.

Arrangements by Zechar Bailey Funeral Home Greenville, Ohio.

Condolences for the family may be sent to www.zecharbailey.com

Florence Marie Teegarden (September 30, 2014)

Florence Marie Teegarden, 95, of Greenville, Ohio died Tuesday, September 30, 2014 at the Brethren Retirement Community in Greenville, Ohio.

She was born August 14, 1919 in Darke County, Ohio, daughter of the late Benjamin H. and Edna (Study) Pickett. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Leroy Teegarden; brothers, Forrest, Harold A., and Paul E. Pickett.

Florence was a homemaker, a member of Bible Fellowship Church in Greenville, and past matron of The Order Eastern Star in Union City, Indiana.

She is survived by her step children, Betty Anna Ellis, Marvin Teegarden, Doris Jane Fike; sisters, Irene Greenstein. Olive Alspaugh, Mary Newnam; brothers, Robert Pickett; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Services will be held 10 a.m. Saturday, October 4, 2014 at the Chapel of the Brethren Retirement Community with Chaplain Todd Reish officiating. Burial will follow in the Union City Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 9 a.m. till the time of services Saturday at the Chapel of the Brethren Retirement Community. The family request in the lieu of flowers donations be given to Brethren Retirement Resident Aid Fund.

Condolences may be left for the family at www.oliverfloyd.com

Billy Joe Skidmore III (September 28, 2014)

Billy Joe Skidmore III, age 22, of Gettysburg, Ohio, passed away on Friday, September 26, 2014 at 11:00 PM in Troy, Ohio. He was born on May 23, 1992 in Dayton, Ohio, to Julie Edsall of Gettysburg and Billy Joe Skidmore II of West Alexandria, Ohio.

In addition to his parents he is survived his girlfriend, Kelsey Lynch of Gettysburg; sons, Brycen Jene & Kacyn Lee Skidmore; grandmothers, Norma Arntz of Dayton and Mary Ellen Skidmore of West Alexandria; brother, Tyler Algeo of Maryland; sister Angelica Algeo of Maryland; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

Billy was a member of the Solid Rock Church.

There will be a service held on Thursday, October 2, 2014 at 3:00 PM at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home, Greenville, Ohio, with Pastor Matthew O’Shell officiating. Burial will follow in the Gettysburg Cemetery, Gettysburg, Ohio. Family will receive friends on Thursday from 1-3 PM at the funeral home.

It is the wishes of the family that memorial contributions are given to the Solid Rock Church. Condolences for the family may be sent to www.zecharbailey.com

Barbara Ann Grisez (September 28, 2014)

Barbara Ann Grisez, age 81, of Greenville, Ohio, passed away on Sunday, September 28, 2014 at 3:35 AM at Rest Haven Nursing Home, Greenville, Ohio. She was born on March 18, 1933 in Yorkshire, Ohio, to the late Leo S. & Bernice M. (George) Barga.

She is survived by her children, John Grisez of Chicago, ILL, Michael Grisez of Greenville, Phyllis (Leroy Sr.) Ahrns of Sidney, OH, Robert Francis (Tracy) Grisez of Magnolia, KY, Francis Grisez Jr. of New Madison, OH, Nick Grisez of Gettysburg, and Susan Mary (Doyle) Derr of Gettysburg, OH; 19 grandchildren; 21 great grandchildren; daughter in law, Martha Grisez of Gettysburg; siblings, Leo L. Barga of Arkansas and Ruby Cool of Greenville; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by her husband, Francis Grisez Sr.; sons, David & Thomas Grisez, siblings, Velma Thibeu, Eileen Christian, June Barga, Dale Barga, George Barga, Eldon Barga, Lowell Barga and Wayne Barga.

Barbara was a homemaker. She loved reading, gardening, pets, bingo and going to the Darke County Fair and was a member of TOPS.

There will be a service held on Thursday, October 2, 2014 at 10:30 AM at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home, Greenville, Ohio. Burial will follow in the St. Peter & Paul Catholic Cemetery, Newport, Ohio. Family will receive friends on Wednesday, October 1, 2014 from 5-7 PM at the funeral home.
It is the wishes of the family that memorial contributions are given to the Darke County Humane Society or State of the Heart Hospice.

Condolences for the family may be expressed through www.zecharbailey.com.

Robert W. Little (September 28, 2014)

Robert W. Little age 84, of Greenville, Ohio passed away at 5:40 A.M. on Sunday, September 28, 2014 at Village Green Healthcare Center in Greenville. Robert was born November 4, 1929 in Cheshire-Gallia County, Ohio.

Robert is survived by his wife of 52 years, Gayle G. Little whom he married September 17, 1962; children, Robert Little Jr. & Nancy Rivers of Fairfield, Ohio and Shari L. & Paul Creech of Wilmington, Ohio; grandson, Ryan E. & Melody Creech of Williamsburg, Kentucky; brothers, Gregory P. Little of Glenwood Springs, Colorado and Foster & Lettie Little of Harlingen, Texas; sisters-in-law, Debra J. Little of St. Charles, Missouri and Linda Little of Lebanon, Ohio; and 13 nieces and nephews, 20 great-nieces and nephews and 3 great-great nieces and nephews.

Robert was preceded in death by his parents and step parents, Foster & Agnes Little, Effie & Ernest Nitz and Henry Penfound; brothers and sisters, Hilah F. Glandon, Eugenia Pearl Little, Shirley Little, Charles A. Little and Keith A. Little; brother-in-law, Ovid L. Glandon; and niece, Andrea Little Streicher.

Robert served in the U.S. Army during WWII. Robert retired in 1994 from Primex in Richmond, Indiana where he was an industrial electrician. Robert was a Police Officer in Loraine, Ohio for 6 years, worked for John Manville in Richmond for 15 years and Envirotech in Richmond for 16 years. Robert was a member of the West Manchester United Methodist Church where he formerly served as President of the Board of Trustees. Robert formerly served on the West Manchester Village Council; former President of the West Manchester Lions Club; former Trustee for the North Central Rescue Squad for 15 years and was formerly President of the Board for 10 years. Robert was a life member and former Commander of the West Manchester American Legion Post#665 and life member of the 3rd Armored Cavalry Association.

A funeral service will be held at 2:00 P.M. on Saturday, October 4, 2014 at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home in Greenville, Ohio with Pastor Terry Campbell officiating. Burial will follow in Wares Chapel Cemetery in Preble County with Military Honors conducted by the Preble County Veteran’s Honor Guard. The family will receive friends on Friday from 5:00 to 8:00 P.M. and Saturday from 1:00 to 2:00 P.M. at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, the family request that memorial contributions be made to the West Manchester United Methodist Church Building Fund. Condolences for the family may be expressed through www.zecharbailey.com